Pavel P. Kuksa, PhD

Erdös Number: 3

Einstein Number: 5

Research Associate
University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Scientist
Machine Learning Department,
NEC Laboratories America,
4 Independence Way,
Princeton, NJ 08854

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science,
Rutgers University,
110 Frelinghuysen Road,
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Curriculum vitae (CV) [pdf]
Statement of Research Interests (pdf)
Statement of Teaching Interests (pdf)


I am a Research Associate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an associate fellow in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scientist at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. in the Machine Learning department. Before that, I was working on my Ph.D. at the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, where I was affiliated with Rutgers Sequence Analysis and Modeling Lab (SeqAM). My main research interests include applied machine learning, sequence modeling and analysis, biomedical informatics, natural language processing, algorithms, pattern recognition, text and data mining, and computer vision. I got a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering (2002) and M.Sc. in Information and Computer Sciences (2004) from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia. Full biography

Education and Training

2014-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Li-San Wang
2005-2011 PhD in Computer Science
Rutgers University
Advisor: Vladimir Pavlovic
Ph.D. thesis: Scalable Kernel Methods and Algorithms for General Sequence Analysis
2002-2004 M.Sc. in Computer Science
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
1998-2002 B.Sc. in Computer Engineering
Bauman Moscow State Technical University


See also my Google Scholar page

Curriculum vitae


Research highlights


Selected achievements


Contact information:

University of Pennsylvania
423 Blockley Hall

E-mail: pkuksa at upenn dot edu
pkuksa at cs dot rutgers dot edu